Things You Should Know Before a Hair Transplant Procedure

An FUE hair transplant is the most effective hair restoration solution for men and women to get hair back in areas where they have gone bald.

If you are dealing with any level of hair loss, you might be thinking about having an FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant. But before you start your road to hair restoration, there are 4 things that you should know about FUE hair transplants.

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FUE hair transplants use your own hair

An FUE hair transplant procedure moves hair follicles from the back and sides of the scalp to replace hair in areas that are bald due to hair loss. The donor hair that is used has been selected because of its resistance to the negative effects of DHT (the hormone dihydrotestosterone), which is the main cause of androgenic alopecia, or male/female pattern baldness. These donor hairs are genetically programmed to continue to grow for the rest of your life, even when moved to another area of the scalp. This means that an FUE hair transplant will allow you to regrow your own hair naturally in the new area.

FUE hair transplants are permanent

If you are thinking about getting an FUE hair transplant, you need to remember that it is considered a permanent surgical procedure. Therefore, it is not possible to ever completely reverse it. It is important that every hair loss patient who is considering an FUE hair transplant realize that this will be a permanent solution. So it is important for every hair loss patient to choose the right hair transplant specialist before proceeding.

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Hair Transplant Surgery Techniques

The 2 types of hair transplant techniques

The two types of hair transplant surgery techniques that are currently available are follicular unit transplantation (FUT/strip) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The main difference between FUE and FUT is the way that the grafts are harvested for the hair transplant. With FUT, the donor hair is removed by taking a strip of the scalp and then dissecting it into singular grafts. This technique leaves a linear scar on the back of the scalp. Using FUE, the grafts are individually harvested with a punch. The FUE technique will not leave any visible scarring when done properly. The grafts are taken with an incision that is smaller than 1 mm. The results are also very natural-looking, and the recovery time is minimal.

After an FUE hair transplant

The surgeon and his team’s skill and expertise play an essential role in ensuring the best hair transplant results. However, your own commitment to following the after-care instructions during the healing process is also vital. All of our patients are provided with full after-care instructions. And we do our best to make it easy for you to contact us if you have any concerns or questions. However, it is up to you to make sure that you closely follow the instructions during the post-surgery phase.

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